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Adults 16+ Four week Acting Choices Workshop

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September 29 at 3:00 pm 5:30 pm PDT

with John D’Aquino!
DATE: September 8th, 15th, 22nd and 25th (showcase)
TIME: 3:00-5:30pm, Showcase on September 25th: 11:00am-1:30pm
AGES: 16 and older
PRICE: $375 (includes two semi-private Zoom coachings with John)
REGISTER: To register, create account or sign in at secure.johndaquino.net and purchase under the “workshops” section. All classes and coaching via Zoom.

Actors are often celebrated for a brave performance characterized by risky choices, but it’s not always clear how their performance came together in such a compelling way. After all, as an actor, the words you say are completely determined by the script. How you say them, however, is up to you. There are an infinite number of ways to play every character, so your performance will be the culmination of the research you do and the choices you make. If you want to inhabit a role and give a great performance, you must dig deep, take risks and make your choices count.

To make stronger choices, great actors explore the moments before and between the words and lines on the page to find the character’s unspoken secrets;  their motivations like wants, fears and desires. And while these secrets often go unspoken as dialogue,  they inform and enhance performances by leading to bold, unexpected and innovative choices that bring the character to life.

In this course, we will challenge actors with scenes with high emotional stakes that offer the actor the opportunity to make bold and risky choices. We will work to create compelling moments in and around the dialogue that may provoke, excite and disturb, and explore the boundaries of what’s possible, using what the writer gives us and digging deeply into what’s not being spoken to discover what speaks the loudest.
We hope you’ll join us!